Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Novell. The unprecedented deal will have Microsoft offering a degree of sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux while both companies work towards better interoperability between their respective operating systems. As part of the agreement, Microsoft also promises not to wield its patent portfolio against SUSE Linux. More here. You can follow the live webcast announcement, by Steve Ballmer, here. Update: Novell has put up a detailed FAQ about this deal.
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yes...
by ubit on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 07:55 UTC
ubit
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2006-09-08

^Yes, they've been going on for six months, but I bet *revealing* it now is in step with Oracle against Red Hat

Edited 2006-11-03 07:55

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RE: yes...
by garymax on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 08:06 in reply to "yes..."
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2006-01-23

Who knows...but in reality, Linux' toughest days are just ahead...

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